Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr (born Jon Ferguson Mohr; August 23, 1970) is an American actor, stand up comedian, and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer, the title role in the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried, which ran from 2008 to 2010, as a featured cast member for two seasons on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and the back-stabbing sports agent Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire. As of January 2013, he is the host of Jay Mohr Sports, a daily midday sports radio talk show on Fox Sports Radio.
Mohr was born in Verona, New Jersey. His mother, Iva Jean (née Ferguson), is a nurse, and his father, Jon Wood Mohr, is a marketing executive. He has two sisters, Julia and Virginia. He has Scottish, German, English, and Welsh ancestry.Mohr was raised Presbyterian, but he converted to Roman Catholicism.
Jay Mohr is a quadruple threat. Film, television, radio and stand-up are all among the treasures in the bag of tricks he's been working on throughout the 15-year career he began as a teenager.
He has worked with superstars, matching wits and chops with Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire," Al Pacino in "Simone," Eddie Murphy in "Pluto Nash," and Bill Murray in "Speaking of Sex."
He starred as Peter Dragon in the critically acclaimed Fox series "Action," and recently co-created, executive produced and hosted NBC's summer smash reality show "Last Comic Standing."
He often guest hosts Premiere Radio's "Jim Rome Show," the number one syndicated sports radio program in the country and is a most-requested guest on L.A.'s number one morning show KROQ's "Kevin and Bean."
He sells out theaters, clubs and colleges all over the country, earning standing ovations for his keen observations on the world and the people who live in it.
Mohr has a son, Jackson,from his six-year marriage to former model Nicole Chamberlain. He married actress Nikki Cox on December 29, 2006.In December 2008, he filed legal papers requesting a legal name change to Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr, adding his wife's surname.Their son, Meredith Daniel Mohr, was born on May 5, 2011
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